Foundation for Roanoke Valley announces it has awarded close to $100,000 in educational scholarships during its annual scholarship reception, held at The Patrick Henry Ballroom on May 23.
The Foundation administers 48 endowed scholarship funds, and it received more than 900 applications for scholarships this year. Recipients were selected on a competitive basis using criteria established by donors at the creation of the scholarship endowment.
The Foundation’s largest scholarship, its “Holland Scholar Award,” is always at least $10,000 and is given annually to an outstanding graduating senior from the Roanoke Valley who shows exceptional promise in his or her future college career. For 2013, the scholarship was $10,000 and was presented to Annie L. McGowan, a senior at Northside High School. McGowan will attend University of Virginia in the fall.
Other scholarships awarded to Roanoke Valley students include: (Names of Southwest Roanoke County students in italics)
The Alphin Family Scholarship Fund: Mary K. Lawrence and Katherine R. Schwam, Rockbridge County High School.
Cave Spring Lions Club Scholarship Fund: McKenzie E. Prillaman, Cave Spring and Emily K. Warren, William Byrd.
CITY School Foundation Scholarship Fund: Grace M. Casola, Patrick Henry and Ollie M. B. Howie, William Fleming.
Christi Crutchfield Memorial Scholarship Fund: Taylor N. Medley, Northside.
Helen F. Dickson Scholarship Fund: Logan C. Chaudoin and Analea M. Deeds, Alleghany; Lauren E. Alban, Covington.
Lenna E. Etzler Scholarship Fund: Devin S. Hogue, Lord Botetourt. Franklin County High School Scholarship Fund: Christy M. Braziel and Rachel L. Lowe.
Gilbert-Thompson Memorial Award Fund: Patrick C. Burns and Analea M. Deeds, Alleghany.
Clarence M. Gillis Memorial Scholarship Fund: Ollie M. B. Howie, William Fleming.
Michael Dean Guilliams Memorial Scholarship Fund: Cara J. Griffith, Roanoke Valley Christian School.
Margaret Jones Irvin Scholarship Fund: McKenzie E. Prillaman, Cave Spring; Austin G. Peters, Salem; Tyler K. Williams, George Wythe.
Melva P. Jones Scholarship Fund: Taylor A. Zimmerman, William Byrd.
Grace Lovegrove Memorial Scholarship Fund: Alina E. Woodford, Patrick Henry.
Marion Senior High School Memorial Scholarship Fund for Music, Arts, and the Performing Arts: Leighia K. Null.
Ronald L. Mayfield, Jr. Scholarship Fund: Yadav Sapkota, Patrick Henry.
The Louise and Sam McGhee Scholarship Fund: Kelly A. Albert, Hannah R. Austin, and Morgan K. Rakes, James River.
Dorothy and Julien Meyer, Sr., M.D. Scholarship Fund: Ciara N. Craddock, Faith Christian School.
Clarissa Edwards Noland Memorial Scholarship Fund: Hannah R. Austin, James River.
The National Honor Society – Felton Pendleton Memorial Scholarship Fund: Christopher J. Kremm and Tyler K. Williams, George Wythe.
Jean L. Price Scholarship Fund: Lynsey N. Barker, North Cross School; Ollie M. B. Howie, William Fleming; Beatrice Ruth-Cooper, Franklin County; Olivia L. Williamson, James River.
Dr. Robert A. Pruner Memorial Scholarship Fund: Quincy T. Miller, Patrick Henry.
Phillip Charles “Flip” Reid Scholarship Fund: Jonathon L. Brown, Alleghany.
E. Price Ripley Memorial Foundation Fund: Bryan C. Daunt, Glenvar; Taylor N. Medley, Northside; Adrianna N. Wilson, Franklin County.
Frank W. (Bo) Rogers Scholarship Fund: Bryan C. Daunt and Sarah J. Thomsen, Glenvar.
David Roller Memorial Scholarship Fund: Hannah M. Graves, Patrick Henry.
Scholarship Fund for Craig County High School Students: Bridgett J. Oliver.
Michael David Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund in Honor of the James River High School Class of 2000: Storm Durham.
Frank D. “Bo” Shrader Memorial Scholarship Fund: Cheyenne N. Slawson, Bath County.
Eddie Simpson Scholarship Fund: Analea M. Deeds, Alleghany.
The Joyce and Shad Solomon Family Scholarship Fund: Katelyn M. Rice, Bath County.
Samuel “Bo” Terry Scholarship Fund: Sadie T. I. Elliotte, William Fleming; Hannah M. Graves, Patrick Henry.
Bryan William Thomas Scholarship Fund: Bryce S. Mallette, Glenvar.
H.B. and E.B. Wharton Scholarship Fund: Ciara N. Craddock, Faith Christian School; Grant A. Plunkett, William Byrd; Suhaib Tahir, Hidden Valley.
Dianne E.H. Wilcox Scholarship Fund: Analea M. Deeds, Alleghany; Ethan H. Richardson, Marion Senior.
The Wings Scholarship Fund: Brittany K. MacPherson; Franklin County.
Melva Dulaney Wright Memorial Scholarship Fund: McKenzie E. Prillaman, Cave Spring.
Foundation for Roanoke Valley is the community foundation serving this region. The Foundation has worked for more than two decades to administer and make grants from hundreds of named endowment funds on behalf of the community. For more information, visit Foundation for Roanoke Valley’s website at www.foundationforroanokevalley.org or call 985-0204.
Submitted by Michelle Eberly